About the Scholarship

The female students and those who belong to the underrepresented communities who are intending to pursue their careers as practicing planners in local, state and federal governments and other not-for-profit sectors are offered the APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship opportunities as financial support.

The scholarship program is administered and sponsored by the American Planning Association Foundation in the memory of Judith McManus Price who was a planner for more than 30 years.

The students who are enrolled in an accredited educational institution for an undergraduate or graduate degree program in planning.


APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship Awards

  • The eligible recipient of the scholarship program receives an amount up to $4000.

  • The scholarship programs are administered and awarded by the APA.

  • The scholarship amount will be directly sent to the student’s account in the educational institution.

  • The amount can be used to fund the tuition and fees and other college costs.


APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship Application

The eligible recipient of the scholarship program is selected by the selection committee of the association on the basis of eligibility criteria and the required documents submitted.

The following are the different application requirements:

  • A personal and background statement of the student.

  • A completed APA Foundation Financial Aid application duly signed by the applicant.

  • Two letters of recommendation.

  • Written verification from the financial officer of the institution.

  • Copies of previous years’ college transcript.

  • A resume of the student.

  • A copy of acceptance letters from graduate planning schools accredited by PAB.

  • A statement of financial independence signed by the parents, if possible.

The students are advised to refer to the instructions and requirements before the scholarship application.


APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship Application Deadline

The completed applications inclusive of all the required documents must be submitted by the students prior to April 30th without fail.

Any applications received past the deadline or incomplete applications will not be considered.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a female member of African American or Hispanic American or Native American minority groups.

  • The applicant must be a citizen of the U.S.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a planning program accredited by the PAB as an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • The applicant must have plans to work in the public sector as a practicing planner.

  • The applicant must demonstrate a financial need.